Can’t Get Enough of ‘Riverdale’? Apply to These Gigs

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Mystery, romance, drama, high school, and “Archie Comics” make up the mix that’s captivating audiences of the CW’s “Riverdale.” Being a teenager isn’t easy for anyone, but for iconic characters like Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead, teenhood comes with a unique set of challenges. The show has inspired several spinoffs including “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and “Katy Keene.” Wish you could take a trip to Riverdale? Even though the show will end after its upcoming seventh season, that doesn’t mean you can’t join a similar project. Dive into one of these teen-focused projects that need talent now. 

“The Park”

The Park” is an upcoming dramedy student film that follows four teens who unearth dark secrets in their trailer park after one of their friends goes missing. The teen drama is looking for male and female talent, aged 18–27, to play four lead roles and one supporting role. Some roles require nudity. Rehearsal will be on July 12 over Zoom, with filming taking place in upstate New York (scheduled for Sept. 3–8). A stipend of $200 will be provided, as well as meals and potential travel reimbursement. 

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This college thesis film needs talent. The project is about a coming-of-age story of a Latina teenager dealing with body image, her dysfunctional household, and her own identity. The project wants Latina female talent, aged 18–25, as well as Latina female talent, aged 30–65. Production is also casting a number of day player roles. Rehearsals take place Sept.–Nov. and shooting Nov.-Dec in Brooklyn, New York. Stipend and meals provided.

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“Turning Point”

In this teen drama feature, a teen loses both of his parents in a car accident and must fend for himself in the inner city. The project is casting a Black male actor, age 18, to play the lead role of Treyvon; a Black actor, aged 18 and older, to play Old Trey; and a Black male actor, aged 18–21, to play Mookie. The production also seeks talent for multiple supporting roles. Rehearses Oct.–Dec. and shoots March 2023 in Washington, D.C. Pays $50–$100 per day.

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“Pleasant High”

This upcoming high school drama series seeks background talent. Production is looking for actors, aged 18–30, to play students, male talent, aged 20–65, to play a background police officer, and actors, aged 23 and older, to play teachers. Filming Aug. 13–17 in Chicago. Professional pay provided. 

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“Miss Education”

Miss Education” is a new dramedy series told from the perspective of a young Black female who becomes the English teacher at a Brooklyn high school. The project is looking for a Black female performer with dance skills, aged 16–20, to play the supporting role of Venisha, Black male talent, aged 16–20 to play multiple supporting roles, and more. Filming is TBD in New York. Pay is $50–$120 per day. 

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Short Untitled Horror Film

This short will be in the style of “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” and seeks four or five actors, aged 17–21, to play leads. Shoots TBD in Glen Falls, New York. Pays $150 per day plus food and travel. 

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“And What If I Am?”

A short LGBTQ+ film is looking for New York-based talent. The project wants male talent, aged 13–18, male talent, aged 14–19, and more. Rehearses Aug.–Sept. with filming in late Sept. Pays $50–$200 per day plus meals.

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Wallflower” is a new six-episode series about a shy Black teen whose only source of confidence is the necklace her grandmother gave her. Production seeks a Black female, aged 18–30. The series is casting a slew of supporting roles as well as day player parts. Shooting takes place Oct. 2–8 in Toronto. Professional pay provided, plus travel and meals. 

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